Secure hands-free experience for your iPhone 12/13.
Pair the strength of iron-free rare earth magnets with your MagSafe compatible iPhone in a secure, attractive car mount. Available in 3M tape form or Bracket type attachment, in black or silver aluminum color, you should be able to find the right device to match your car. Enjoy a strong magnetic attachment without interfering with charging coils. For those with older iPhones or thicker cases, add the included metallic ring to gain new features.
- EASE OF USE
- MAGNETIC ATTACHMENT
Car Mount provides secure hands-free experience for your iPhone 12/13.
The SwitchEasy MagMount arrived in a 3 1/2 inches wide by 3 inches thick by 3 1/8 inches tall hanging-style retail package. The black-colored cover panel served as the perfect backdrop for the white-font company name along the top left, the metallic-silver product name along the top right of the main viewing window, and the “Bracket Version” sticker along the bottom left of the panel.
Despite the play on contrasting colors, the panel’s main focus was the metallic rimmed window and the view of the device. Like the cover’s color scheme, the circular magnetic mount played on the light/dark pattern with outer silver rims and central black segments. The left side panel provided an additional viewing portal to observe the side of the magnetic mount. Additionally, the panel provided two exploded images of the device.
The top image showed the MagSafe ring, vent mount, and compatibility with included MagSafe iPhone 12 Series. The lower image showed an opposite view of the mount/ring and showed the ability to upgrade older devices with the included magnetic sheet. The windows provided significant information about the product and enhanced the included pictures. Finally, you will find product manufacturing labels, the www.SwitchEasy.com website address, and trademark information.
The right side panel provided dual oblique images of the magnetic mount surface, the vent clip, the silver-on-black target-shaped design, and a clear view of the aluminum frame. Beneath the images, you will find three product-defining features (versatile 360-degree rotation design, strong magnetic attraction to prevent head-dipping, and airframe grade aluminum construction) and a list of product contents.
The rear panel provided a large photo-quality, color-filled image of the SwitchEasy vent mount during phone placement, a QR code user guide, SKU barcode, and information about the Silver MagMount bracket version. Lastly, the upper white-colored panel provided the black plastic hanging tab, while the lower panel was left unadorned.
To access the MagMount device, I lifted the top flap and removed the clear plastic tray. I then removed the 2-ounce, 2 1/2 inches diameter, 2 3/4 inches tall MagMount and perused the various features. The 5/8 inches diameter silver-colored aluminum frame contained a central 5/16 inches wide magnetic ring. The outer rim connected to an internal 7/8 inches diameter black nameplate with white-colored SwitchEasy name/logo via three aluminum spoke segments.
The entire front face screamed classic muscle car steering wheel and reminded me of the turning wheel on my RC Truck controller. The magnetic front segment attached to the rear vent mount hardware via a metallic ball joint, a pentagonal, flower-shaped plastic locking screw, and dual 3/4 inches wide by 7/8 inches tall by 1/4 inches thick rubber-lined vent mount clips.
To install the vent mount clip, fully unscrew the locking screw, slide the vent clips into the vent, align the mount, and then tighten the locking screw back down. I chose the vent along the right side of my steering wheel, installed the mount as above, and noted the weight of the clip/mount caused the entire process to sag and angle downward. While some devices have solved the sagging problem with a lower vent stabilizer arm, the MagMount utilized a robust ball/socket joint.
I gripped the posterior vent clip, aligned the front magnetic surface, and placed my iPhone 13 Pro Max onto the magnet. I was impressed with the strength of the ball/socket connection and with the MagSafe connection between my iPhone and the MagMount device. I appreciated the firm feel of the ball/socket and found that I could orient my phone into numerous positions without the loss of position/height and that I could rotate the phone between vertical and horizontal orientations. Additionally, the mount/connection held firm while driving and through the occasional pothole or bump.
Before disposing of the packaging, make sure to remove the semi-opaque bag with the 0.1-ounce, 2 3/16 inches diameter by 5/16 inches thick metallic ring. I removed the 3M tape from the back of the metallic ring and then pressed it firmly against the back of my son’s iPhone 11, making sure it was centered around the Apple logo.
With the metallic ring installed, the older phone gained MagSafe-like qualities and he was able to utilize the MagMount device and several other magnetic rings. I was quite impressed that the company included this add-on feature, as the MagMount alone provided a significant upgrade to hands-free utility. Perfect for Door Dash, navigation, and other hands-free needs, consider picking up the sturdy, reliable, MagSafe car mount from SwitchEasy.